Written by Ryan Wright
There is a hidden gem working wonders in the pocket for Westwood High School in South Carolina – that rare gem waiting to be discovered by college football programs is Class of 2020 dual-threat Ahmon Green. Without national fanfare, the 6-3, 200-pound, gun slinger picked apart 4A teams passing for 2,297 yards with 27 touchdowns and rushed for 354 yards with two trips into the end zone. When scouts find the Blythewood area product, they will see his collegiate-ready arm displayed with touch, mobility, speed, playmaking talents, and an understanding of the game that Green has already cultivated in his game.
In an RNG exclusive interview partnered with QB Hit List, I sat down with the three-star rated recruit covering his play on the field, offseason workouts, and college camp circuit plans.
Ahmon, you are a player’s quarterback, certainly an offensive lineman’s quarterback fighting for the extra yards and even blocking for your teammates. Not all quarterbacks do that. Why have you chosen to put that aspect into your game?
“It is a family asset approach. I know my running back will block for me; we have each other’s back. We want to see each other succeed on and off the field. We are all like that with each other.”
All anyone needs is to see you throw on one play to know that you have a strong arm. Do you remember the longest completed pass traveled by air that you have tossed?
“It was probably one on the run, it was 40 to 45 yards. My longest was a 91-yard pass play for a touchdown my sophomore year.”
Impressive. I remember the 45-yarder you are talking about; that was on a line too. You work the Spread offense like you helped design the plays. How does that offense fit your skillset so well?
(Laughs) “The Spread gives me a lot of options. After going over the pre-snap reads and looking over the defensive line, I have a lot of options even after my secondary reads. I like the versatility in my offense. Our offensive coordinator likes spreading the ball out. He likes quick and easy passes.”
How did your overall game improve from your sophomore to end of junior season?
“My sophomore year, my first start blew my mind. I took the time over the break to study and learn more about the game. After studying film, I started slowing everything down. Because I watched film it became easy for me. My game improved working in the weight room adding strength and speed, my footwork, and my throwing mechanics improved. I had a hitch in my throw, but now I am making tight window throws.”
What have you been working on this offseason?
“I have been working on more of the harder reads, my timing throws, college level plays, college level throws, and college level concepts. I have been doing a lot of footwork. I want to be the best I can be for my senior season.”
How did spring ball with the Redhawks go?
“It went great. We had one of the best springs I have been a part of. We normally have a slow start but this year we started off hot. The seniors were fired up. We are ready to finish what we started three years ago.”
You guys started off hot, how is the team looking going into the summer? What can the fans expect this year?
“Last year we could not finish games. We are working on finishing. We started well but did not finish. We will finish the games this time. Our seniors know the feeling of not finishing. We have to get the young guys to buy in and everyone has to be focused over the summer.”
Did any college programs come by the school this offseason to meet with you in-person and/or watch you throw in practice?
“Yes, sir. Georgia State, Elon, and some others I cannot remember now.”
Have you competed at any camps this offseason?
“Yes, sir. I went to the Adidas camp in Charlotte, the Elite 11 in Charlotte, and an EPT exposure camp in Charlotte (named MVP).”
How did the Elite 11 go for you?
“It went well. There was a lot of great talent at that camp. With great talent out there, that brings the best out of me.”
What did you showcase at the Elite 11?
“I showcased my timing on routes and my arm strength.”
Do you have any camps upcoming?
“I have Georgia State on Thursday and on Friday I am going to North Carolina A&T.”
Which schools are showing recruiting interest but have not offered yet?
“I am receiving interest from North Carolina Central, Georgia State, North Carolina A&T, Elon, and Howard.”
Going into the classroom, what is your cumulative GPA?
What did you score on the ACT?
“I scored a 19 on the ACT.”
There are a lot of attributes that are important for a quarterback, one of them is their leadership. How would you describe your leadership style?
“My leadership style starts off the field. I build a relationship with the offense and then with the defense. I have a good relationship with our middle linebacker, he is a team captain. Everything on the field translates to the offense and the defense. We support each other. We tell each other to ‘keep your head up’ and push each other to keep playing hard. With my offense from the start of the drive, I tell them each time the main objective is to score. I have a lot of young guys this year. My job to keep them calm and focused and to lead them on and off the field.”
Do you have a message for the 4A South Carolina teams the Redhawks will face this season?
“Don’t sleep on the Redhawks this year. We lost a lot of talent from last year, but we have a lot of young talent ready to show what they can do this year.”
Ahmon, it was great conducting the interview with you today. I hope the upcoming camps are successful for you.
Photo credit: Green family; Ahmon Green at CCU and Elite 11 Regional
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